Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students

Session 8: Strengths, Challenges and My Journey as My Son’s Advocate

Maria Kennedy, M.Ed.
Running time: 25:49

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  1. April on October 22, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Олеся on October 21, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Love how amazing Maria is! Thank you so much for sharing your story!

  3. Katie on October 21, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    The best way to fix inattention problems is to…not have boring lessons! Amen, sister. I am an adult in a boring office. Can we teach this to corporations as well?!

  4. Izelle on October 20, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Finally, answers to my questions. Thank you so much!!!

  5. Lauren on September 24, 2019 at 6:53 am

    What an inspiring mother and teacher! I absolutely loved hearing her unvarnished perspective on both teaching and raising bright and quirky kids.

  6. Andre and Willa on September 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    oh how I wish she was my teacher!!! Thankful though that many kids are blessed by Maria!

  7. TerriStraut on September 19, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    She is absolutely brilliant. Thanks for finding her and allowing her to share her story.

  8. Terri Taylor Straut on September 19, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    She is just brilliant. Thank you!

  9. Saskia Salas on September 19, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    I need Bridges in my country!!!!

  10. Laura Jackson on September 19, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Wow, so many great ideas. I love Maria’s energy and passion. I found this so encouraging and helpful.

  11. Brittany on September 19, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    How can we get this message to all educators?? I needed to hear this today and thank you for all of your support. I love this series so far!

  12. Amber Bechard on September 19, 2019 at 10:44 am

    All teachers and teacher candidates need to hear this message. “We need to let them be their creative individual selves!” Is this video available for me to show in my teacher preparation classes?

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on September 19, 2019 at 9:43 pm

      Hi Amber, We’ve got a pro pass available for schools and clinics. Just contact We’re happy to help!

  13. Amy M Richards on September 19, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Thank you so much! This video hit home for me! I struggle all the time with my husband and therapists telling me that my 12 yo PG 2e son has to learn to just fit in! UGH! I keep telling them NO, we have to find the right school that works with him and where he can be himself! So frustrating when you know what’s best and right and you are told you’re wrong at every turn! Thank you for letting me know I’m not crazy!

  14. Nic on September 19, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Loved this! Needed to hear Maria Kennedy today. Thank you

  15. Stephanie on September 18, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    This was so encouraging! So many great ideas. Particularly love the idea dump before moving on to structure and getting them involved in helping to encourage problem solving and build confidence.

  16. Lindsay on September 18, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Enjoyed hearing everything in this conversation. Got some great ideas to try! I know your students must thrive with your animated and out of the box approaches!

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